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Applications have all kind of clutter such as Games that I do not need when studying. How can I remove them? I mean the panel with Applications, Places and System.

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Which version are you running? I'm running 10.04, and I can right-click on any of the menus (Applications, Places, or System) and see the option to "Edit Menus."

That gives me a window with options to hide certain entries via checkbox.

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+1 Thank you! Worked well, you need to mouse-right-click the panel. – hhh Sep 8 '12 at 22:04

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